Gallatin, Tennessee (2005)
The City of Gallatin hired The Walker Collaborative and a team of five sub-consultant firms to create a Downtown Master Plan as a starting point to begin a major revitalization effort. The project started with a public "kick-off" meeting, followed by a market survey, the preparation of a Background Study, and a public charrette to help create the Concept Plan. The Master Plan document included a variety of important recommendations, including: a new downtown library, a parking garage screened with a new City Hall annex, a public park, an enhanced Public Plaza for special events, streetscape improvements, a greenway along Town Creek, a farmers market, mixed use infill development, parking lot improvements, a parking management program, centralized retail management strategies, historic zoning and incentives for building rehabilitations. The City has since implemented many of those recommendations, resulting in numerous new businesses opening, including three restaurants.